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The Record - Battery recycling comes to Selwyn

The Record – Battery recycling comes to Selwyn3 May 2017 – Lincoln Envirotown coordinator Meredith Jones arrives to collect the first load of batteries deposited at Lincoln New World for recycling.

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks - Motherboard

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks – Motherboard21 April 2017 – Documents obtained by Motherboard: “No reuse. No parts harvesting. No resale.”

Battery metals recovery breakthrough in Malaysia

Battery metals recovery breakthrough in Malaysia 3 March 2017 – A team of Malaysian researchers has discovered a new way to extract lithium and cobalt from scrap batteries. The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’.

Silicon will blow lithium batteries out of water, says Adelaide firm | afr.com

Silicon will blow lithium batteries out of water, says Adelaide firm10 February 2017 – An Adelaide company claims to have developed a silicon storage device that costs a tenth as much as a lithium ion battery to store the same energy and is eyeing a $10 million public float.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries (Update)

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries (Update)23 January 2017  – The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device last year, as it sought to draw a line…

 

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